U.S. National Statement at the opening of the reconvened sixty-first session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

Thank you, Madam Chair.  Before I begin my comments on the CND, I would like to note that today is a National Day of Mourning throughout the United States and our embassies and missions around the world, in honor of my country’s 41st President, George H.W. Bush.  I thank those of you who have expressed ...
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U.S. National Statement at the Intergovernmental Expert Group Meeting on International Challenges Posed by the Non-Medical Use of Synthetic Opioids

Thank you, Chair, for offering me the floor to speak on such an important topic.  Thank you to the UNODC Secretariat for supporting preparations for this expert meeting, which the Commission requested last year in Resolution 61/8 to learn more about the challenges posed by the non-medical use of synthetic opioids and to propose core ...
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U.S. National Statement at the IAEA Nuclear Science and Technology Ministerial Conference

Nuclear Technical Cooperation: Benefits from the Nonproliferation Regime for the Developing World Distinguished Co-Chairs, Excellencies, and ladies and gentlemen, the United States is pleased to attend this conference, for as we all approach the 50th anniversary of the entry into force of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), it is very important to ...
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Press Release: United States Announces $3.18 Million to Support IAEA’s ReNuAL Project and Efforts to Combat Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Dr. Christopher A. Ford, Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Non-Proliferation, announced $3.18 million in new U.S. voluntary contributions to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today at the Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Science and Technology at the IAEA Headquarters in Vienna, Austria.  The United States will contribute $1,701,210 to the IAEA’s Renovation ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic

Thank you Madam Chair, The United States thanks Director General Amano for his update and for his continued commitment to ensuring that all outstanding questions regarding Syria’s ongoing safeguards noncompliance are fully addressed. We applaud the DG and Secretariat for their unwavering professionalism in implementing the Agency’s safeguards responsibilities in Syria, despite more than a ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Application of Safeguards in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Thank you, Madam Chair. Since the historic June summit in Singapore between President Trump and Chairman Kim, the United States has been ready to engage the DPRK in the necessary negotiations to achieve the goals set forth in Singapore, including the final, fully verified denuclearization of DPRK. We have approached the DPRK in seriousness and ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Verification and Monitoring in Iran

Madam Chair, The United States welcomes the Director General’s November 12th report on verification and monitoring in Iran. We once again extend our appreciation to the Director General, the Deputy Director General for Safeguards, and their staff for their continued professionalism and dedication in carrying out their responsibilities in Iran. The Secretariat can continue to ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Report of the Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee 2018

Madam Chair, I would like to extend my appreciation to the Friends of the Rapporteur for their work in preparing this year’s Report of the Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee (TACC) for the Board’s approval. The United States appreciated the opportunity to serve as Rapporteur on behalf of the North America Group, and we would ...
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Media Note: Assistant Secretary Kevin E. Moley Travel to Belgium and Austria

Assistant Secretary Kevin E. Moley Travel to Belgium and Austria Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Kevin E. Moley will travel to Brussels, Belgium, and Vienna, Austria from November 14 to November 20.  In Brussels, Assistant Secretary Moley will participate in the Meeting of Executive Managers of International Organizations at the NATO Headquarters. ...
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Fact Sheet: President Donald J. Trump is Taking Action to End Human Trafficking

PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP IS TAKING ACTION TO END HUMAN TRAFFICKING “My Administration will focus on ending the absolutely horrific practice of human trafficking.” – President Donald J. Trump ENDING HUMAN TRAFFICKING: President Donald J. Trump and his Administration are working to end the scourge of human trafficking, also known as modern slavery. • Today, ...
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REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP AT “GLOBAL CALL TO ACTION ON THE WORLD DRUG PROBLEM” EVENT

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all for being here this morning. It is a great honor to address you on an issue that affects every nation across the globe: the world drug problem. And a big problem it is. The scourge of drug addiction continues to claim too many lives in the United States and in ...
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Remarks by The Hon. Christopher A. Ford at the Vienna Center for Disarmament & Non-Proliferation: “Nonproliferation Lessons Learned”

Good day, everyone, and thank you for the kind introduction, Laura. This being the 50th anniversary of the opening for signature of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), it’s a big year for thinking about the NPT and its future. As we all do that thinking, we at the U.S. State Department have emphasized the importance ...
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VCDNP Seminar Invitation – Non-Proliferation Lessons Learned with Dr. Christopher Ford

The Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) cordially invites you to attend a seminar by Dr. Christopher A. Ford, Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation at the U.S. Department of State, entitled “Non-Proliferation Lessons Learned,” followed by a discussion and Q&A. The seminar will be held on Wednesday, 19 September 2018, from 13:15to 14:45 in ...
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Press Release: Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announces $1.1 million contribution to power IAEA labs 

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announces $1.1 million contribution to power IAEA labs  U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced today that the United States will contribute $1,163,090 to fund a new energy center at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) nuclear applications laboratories.  
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U.S. National Statement to the 62nd IAEA General Conference

Madam Director, thank you very much. I’d like to begin with a letter that I bring from the President of the United States. I send my greetings to the delegates of the 62nd International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference. The United States strongly supports peaceful nuclear cooperation.  This includes American investments in IAEA programs, ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Implementation of the NPT safeguards agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic

Chair, The United States thanks the Director General for his latest report on the implementation of safeguards in Syria, and for the Secretariat’s continued professionalism in addressing Syria’s longstanding safeguards noncompliance in the face of persistent obstruction by the Assad regime and its patrons.
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Application of Safeguards in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Since this Board last convened, the international community has had reason for cautious optimism concerning the final, fully verified denuclearization of the DPRK, as agreed to by Chairman Kim. The summit meetings between the United States and the DPRK, and the Republic of Korea and the DPRK, opened up new possibilities for a diplomatic resolution ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Implementation of State-level Safeguards Approaches for States under Integrated Safeguards

The United States welcomes the Director General’s clear and concise report on the Implementation of State-level Safeguards Approaches for States under Integrated Safeguards – Experience Gained and Lessons Learned (GOV/2018/20), as well as the Secretariat’s technical briefing for Member States last month on this same matter.  The Director General’s report fully responds to the request ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Verification and Monitoring in Iran

The United States welcomes the Director General’s August 30 report on verification and monitoring in Iran. We once again extend our appreciation to the Director General, the Deputy Director General for Safeguards, and their staff, for their continued professionalism and dedication in carrying out their responsibilities in Iran. The Director General’s thorough and professional reporting ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Strengthening the Agency’s Activities related to Nuclear Science, Technology, and Applications

The United States thanks the Secretariat for its useful report on the IAEA’s activities related to nuclear science, technology, and applications in 2017. We look forward to the November 2018 Nuclear Science and Technology Ministerial Conference, an event that will allow the Agency to highlight the successes mentioned in the DG’s report and to identify ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Nuclear Security

The IAEA’s Division of Nuclear Security continues to provide critical assistance to Member States and plays a central role in coordinating international efforts to strengthen nuclear security worldwide. The 2018 Nuclear Security Report clearly demonstrates how much work one division can accomplish in assisting Member States to access the many benefits of peaceful uses of ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Measures to Strengthen International Cooperation in Nuclear, Radiation, Transport & Waste Safety

The United States takes this opportunity to thank the Director General and the Secretariat for the Agency’s accomplishments in the field of nuclear safety.  We endorse the Secretariat’s recommendation that the Board of Governors consider and take note of this report.
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